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    Default Please be careful.

    Take a moment to pause and reflect. A sad event. A reminder to not let your guard down. Please do not respond too this thread with any negative comments. Just pause and reflect a moment on your own desicion making in the mountains. I am headed out late next week with my 15 and 17 year old in the PWS hopefully for their first two goats. Jay will be constantly on our minds. http://www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-goat-h...,3621522.story

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and hunting partner. Please consider doing the same.

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    Indeed. Twice in the last two weeks my wife and I have passed on pursuing a billy that was in plain sight because we judged the terrain to be simply too risky. It's entirely likely that we could have pulled off a successful hunt, but the price is simply too high to pay if it went wrong. We were in "no fall" terrain where a slip would mean coming off the mountain in a helicopter - possibly in a body bag if the fall were bad enough.

    I'm very sorry to hear of yet another death in the mountains.

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    Goats live where they do as a means of defense against would be pursuers. It's their court and they hold the home team advantage. Be careful out there!
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    Tragic. Be safe out there guys !!
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    Very sad day for many family and friends for sure.....
    I found myself on a VERY steep snow covered slope in 1989 chasing 2 big bull elk on a Montana moutainside and when I paused for a breather I realized how stupid I had been and the pickle I was in. Bare slopes, about a 2000 foot steep grade and one slip I would be out of control. Took a few minutes to regain composure and literally I was too scared to go back, deciding going on up was safer. As it turned out is was, but a few hours later on my way down I fell dislocating my right shoulder. That trip has never left my mind and I have passed a lot of game since remembering that day...

    RIP
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    Thank you for sharing, we hunters all need to be aware and its instances like this that we need to take to heart.

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    I knew Jay personally, I worked at the hatchery with him and he is one of my best friends and trapping partner. He was a heck of a guy and it saddens me to see him go so young. The only thing I can take solace in is that he went doing what he loved to do. He is also a member here, #1duck.

    Miss you always bro.

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    Truly a sad day indeed. A reminder to live every day as if its our best day ever. Never take anything for granted and always be the best you can.
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    Prayers for everyone involved.

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    Sorry to hear about this accident. Crampons, axe, harness,rope,webbing,anchors, and repelling device are a part of my goat kit. After years of playing on the edge I now carry the extra weight.
    My sincere condolence to all his friends and family.

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    Sad to hear we lost another hunter. Prayers go out to family and friends.

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    My condolences to the family and friends...
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    Sorry to hear it, thanks for the reminder.

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